If any beginners are looking for a reliable and cheap guitar, here you are! This guitar is well made and will last you an age.
Problems; Single Coil pickups - very cheap, slightly heavy, 'wammy' bar puts it out of tune really easily.
It's a decent Guitar, it has all of your basic needs. Don't expect to go crazy on it, if so go buy a Fender Stratocaster. The frets are too tall for my taste though.
Mine is old over 25 years. 8 holes pickguard version. Great neck. Exact fender body. Fine pickups (allmost with zero noise in front of an amp). gerat for modifications